Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Finally did it...

Finally read 50 Shades of Grey. I am a bookworm. A massive bookworm.It's been that way since before I could actually read a book on my own. When I hear people getting hyped up over a book, I must always read it. So I borrowed it from J's mom (which was a little awkward to say the least!)

someecards.com - The only thing more torturous than the sex in Fifty Shades of Grey is the writing in Fifty Shades of Grey.

I have to say I didn't like it. I did finish it though, because there was something intriguing about it AND I hate not finishing a book.

Why didn't I like it? A few reasons:
  • The ecard up there says it all. The writing. There were a few moments where I laughed out loud, not because something was funny, but because of the word choice. I felt like James just had a thesaurus next to her the whole time and replaced simple words with bigger words. 
  • It was way too much like Twilight for me. I know it started out as fan-fiction, but I really don't feel she changed enough. There are no vampires, but the heroine still doesn't realize how great she is, the guy is still scary, she has a best guy friend who likes her, a mom who has issues, a dad who is outdoorsy, etc. Did I mention that I only like the first Twilight book?
  • The sex scenes didn't bother me. From the way people were talking about the book, I actually thought the scenes would be a lot kinkier. What did bother me was how controlling Christian was. Even Edward wasn't that controlling. 
I feel a little weird for not liking something that so many women are obsessed over. I will probably read the other two just to say that I have.

Did you like it? Am I missing something? Is it ok that I'm not a fan of Christian Grey?


  1. It's OK that you didn't like it. I liked it though. I agree that the writing was horrible, but I literally fell in love with Christian Grey. Call me crazy!


    XO LOurdes

    1. Ha thanks for making feel better! He was the intriguing part for me and the main reason I finished the book. Just like Edward was the intriguing part for me in Twilight!

  2. Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today!!

  3. I HATED IT TOO!! But I seem to be the only one who didn't like it in my circle of friends.

  4. Personally I loved 50 shades… but thanks for linking up with the blog hop!!

    Rachel (co-host)

  5. I didn't like it either :/ I enjoyed the idea of a successful, beautiful man but when it got plain weird it kind of ruined it for me :( lol great post, I am glad I am not the only one who feels this way!


  6. I thought it was a good fluff book, if that makes any sense. I enjoyed it, but only because it was meant to be a fun/dirty read, not a book that I'll read over and over again because it was beautifully written. Does that make sense? A lot of people had issues with it because it was so poorly written, but to be honest? That didn't bother me, even as a writer. She's not C.S. Lewis or F. Scott Fitzgerald or Louisa May Alcott, etc. And I don't think that the author wrote the books trying to be. Am I making sense?